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Can't Stand the Heat by Louisa Edwards
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3 stars – Contemporary Romance

I was hoping for a spicy culinary romance similar to Hot in Here by Sophie Renwick, and although this has a sexy chef hero and is somewhat steamy, the myriad details on the inner workings of running a restaurant were a tad boring at times for me. I thought the heroine Miranda was rather b*tchy, annoying, judgmental, and hypocritical, and I honestly couldn't fathom why the hero Adam was so enamored by her.

There is a sweet secondary M/M romance between Miranda's younger brother Jess, who's still struggling to abandon the closet, and Adam's sous-chef Frankie that totally steals the spotlight from the main couple. In fact, their heartwarming romance was the highlight and saving grace of the entire story, IMO.
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message 1: by Angelc (new)

Angelc awww!! sorry it wasn't better! great review, though. at least the side story was cute

message 2: by May (new)

May great review - I totally agree with what you said about it too. It's too bad it wasn't a better book!!

Shawna Thanks! Yeah, it just dragged too much, but I did enjoy the secondary romance, at least.

message 4: by Auntee (new) - added it

Auntee Hot in Here would be a hard act to follow...;)
Nice review Shawna!

message 5: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Amen to that Auntee!

Shawna True that, especially since Bryce was so yummy! Thanks, Auntee!

Ceci Exactly how i felt with this book!!! I should probably check out Hot in Here... I never heard of that book but from what you say and the synopsis, it seems to be a winner!! ;)

message 8: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Ceci you don't know what you are missing...

Shawna Oh yes, Hot in Here is...well...HOT! I highly recommend it.

message 10: by Ceci (new) - rated it 3 stars

Ceci Don't worry!!! I?m already reading it and one word is HOT!!! Very hot!! :D

Exina Exactly what I wanted to say. Jess and Frankie's plotline was so sweet indeed!

Shawna Yeah, Jess and Frankie were my favorite part of the book.

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